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Your television just got a bit less necessary.
Twitter will livestream the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions in partnership with CBS News, the companies announced on Monday.
“Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s happening in politics and to have a discussion about it,” Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer, said in a statement. “By bringing the live discussion of the Republican and Democratic national conventions together with CBSN’s live video stream of the proceedings, we believe we’re giving people around the world the best way to experience democracy in action.”
CBS News President David Rhodes promised to bring Twitter users the “highest quality original reporting continuously throughout both conventions.”
The “wall-to-wall” coverage of both conventions will span “from gavel to gavel,” the companies said, led by CBS News journalists Josh Elliott, Elaine Quijano, and Vladimir Duthiers.
The Republican National Convention runs from July 18-21, when presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump will likely receive the party's official nomination for president. Hillary Clinton's likely nomination will happen the following week, during the Democratic National Convention from July 25-28.